Reality show and real-time interaction is what Simon Fuller has in mind with the new show he’s developing for the internet. The show, called “If I Can Dream”, is a reality show focusing on the lives of five people – 2 actresses, an actor, a musician and a model – who want to make it in Hollywood. The show will be streamed live 24/7 at IfICanDream.com. Hulu will also show weekly highlights that are 30 minutes long.
What makes the reality show different is that as the group of artists rehearse and live their daily lives viewers can give their feedback real-time. According to the announcement, “Innovative camera and sensor technology will allow a global audience to interact with the aspiring performers through text, blogs, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook as the action unfolds in real-time — something that has never been attempted on a global scale before.”
Simon Fuller is of course excited about the whole deal and thinks that it is “is the dawning of a new age.”
Major sponsors for “If I can Dream” include Ford Motors and Pepsi. Other partners include MySpace, which will be the the exclusive social-networking platform where fans can upload videos to audition for a spot in the series, and Clear Channel Radio.